Haydock, township and vil., Ashton in Makerfield par., SW. Lancashire, 3½ miles NE. of St Helens, 2409 ac., pop. 5863; P.O., T.O.; has ironfounding and extensive collieries; in vicinity is Haydock Lodge, now used as a lunatic asylum.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)
Details about the census records, and indexes for Haydock.
|St James, Haydock, Church of England|
|St Mark Church of England, Haydock|
|St Paul, Blackbrook, Church of England|
|Clipsley Lane, Haydock, Baptist|
|Haydock, Christ Church, Congregational|
|Clipsley Lane, Wesleyan Methodist, Haydock|
|West End Rd, Blackbrook, Independant Methodist|
|West End Road, Haydock, Primitive Methodist|
|The Blessed English Martyrs, Haydock, Roman Catholic|
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"HAYDOCK, a township in the parish of Winwick, county Lancaster, 2 miles W. of Newton. It is a considerable village, most of the inhabitants being engaged in the mines and collieries."
In 1835 Haydock was a township in the parish of Winwick.
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At least 204 people were killed in an explosion at the Wood Pit in 1878. A list of the victims has been provided from Ian Winstanley's book Weep Mother's Weep.